the new europeans

Robin Hammond

The Syrian and other refugees streaming into Europe since 2015 have roiled politics and inflamed debate. But Europe’s newest arrivals are just the latest of many waves of immigrants since World War II. Indians in Britain, Algerians in France, Somalis in Sweden are some of the populations who have reshaped the continent. Since World War II, Europe has become home to a third of the world’s immigrants and the continent now has foreign-born populations comparable to that of the United States.


Commissioned by National Geographic Magazine, Robin Hammond travelled through Europe to tell the stories of ‘The New Europeans’ – Syrians in Germany, Algerians in France, Turks in Germany, Somalis in Sweden and South Asians in the United Kingdom.

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the new europeans: somalis in sweden

Robin Hammond

There are approximately 40,000 Somali-born immigrants living in Sweden, as well as over 17,000…

the new europeans: algerians in france

Robin Hammond

The migration from colonised Algeria to France was the earliest and the most extensive…

the new europeans: south asians in the united kingdom

Robin Hammond

British Asians are persons of Asian descent who reside in the United Kingdom and…

the new europeans: syrians in germany

Robin Hammond

After the Second World War, Germany encouraged immigration to supply labour to support its…